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Proposed 5th edition of Standards for Molecular Testing for Red Cell, Platelet, and Neutrophil Antigens

The proposed 5th edition of Standards for Molecular Testing for Red Cell, Platelet, and Neutrophil Antigens is available for public comment from February 28, 2020 until April 28, 2020. A summary of significant changes is provided to facilitate review of the proposed Standards.

After the conclusion of the comment period, the Molecular Testing Standards Committee will meet to review all comments submitted.  The 5th edition will go into effect on October 1, 2020.

To Comment on the Proposed Standards:

  1. Submit comments by April 28, 2020 through the fillable form. Users can also submit comments via email to standards@aabb.org
  2. Include name and postal address/fax number/email address, as appropriate.
  3. Identify the standard by its number at the beginning of the comments.  This identification is especially helpful if you comment on more than one standard.
  4. Provide alternative wording if you think it would improve the clarity of a standard.  If you agree or disagree strongly with a proposed change, please state your reasons or submit data.

Summary of Significant Changes and Proposed Standards for Molecular Testing for Red Cell, Platelet, and Neutrophil Antigens (PDF)